Packaging Operator - WeldWerks Brewing Company - Greeley, CO

WeldWerks Brewing Company

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Job Title: Packaging Operator
FLSA Status: Non Exempt
Reports To: Production Manager

General Summary:
WeldWerks Brewing is a fast growing, locally owned and operated craft brewery in historic downtown Greeley, Colorado. We execute our unique and original product line with the highest quality ingredients, a state-of-the-art brewing system, and the newest brewing practices. Core to our ethos is delivering a high quality and consistent product, superior customer service, and putting a huge amount of love and trust in our co-workers.

As a key part of our business, our packaging personnel are responsible for supplying our taproom and retail accounts with our products which are packaged to the exact specifications set forth by the Lead Brewer and Quality Team Lead. They must be able to meticulously follow sanitary and manufacturing practices and procedures as well as have a strong working knowledge of all production equipment.

The perfect fit for us will go the extra mile in both ability and desire. Beyond being a part of the production crew, we are looking for a trusted team member that can contribute to our long term success.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Follow SOPs for bottling, canning, and kegging beer to exact specifications for correlating formats
Perform keg cleaning operations
Label, pack-off, wax, stage and store finished goods and products as necessary
Strong understanding of packaging equipment and ability to operate, troubleshoot and maintain
Assist with brite beer cellaring including tank CIP/SIP/purging, carbonation, ingredient additions, general cleaning
Assist with creation of new SOPs and improve on existing SOPs in packaging department
Provide training for others based on areas of expertise
Maintain accurate and up to date documentation of packaging and cellar activities (Ekos, cellar travelers, etc.)
Assist in performing finished product inventory counting and physical movements as directed by Senior Packaging Operator
Maintain a safe and sanitary workspace; follow all company safety and quality procedures
Perform basic maintenance on packaging equipment as directed by Senior Packaging Operator
Raw material receiving and finished product staging / shipping
Maintain a positive, forward-looking and solutions-focused attitude
Perform in-process and post-packaging sensory evaluation
Assist with taproom operations as needed (releases, special considerations)
Attend all required team and all-staff meetings

Job Specification:

Skill and Knowledge:
Basic knowledge of and a passion for craft beer and the brewing industry
Strong verbal and written communication
Strong work ethic and can do attitude
Strong understanding of maintenance needs of production equipment

Personal Competencies:
Remain calm under pressure or when dealing with unexpected production delays or changes
Be a strong and trusting team player
Maintain relationships with coworkers, vendors and other breweries
Basic problem solving skills
Excellent communication skills

Uses independent action in setting objectives and deciding how to proceed
Duties are given in the form of broad goals or areas of responsibility
Stay busy through slow periods
Use company applications to communicate and update other employees

Hours, Travel and Physical Requirements:
Work weekdays, weekends, early mornings and/or evenings
Work in a standing position for long periods of time
Request time off two weeks in advance
Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
Ability to work in heat, cold and wet
Physically able and willing to drive a forklift with training

Applications will be accepted until Friday August 28, 2020. Please submit resume and cover letter to

WeldWerks is an equal opportunity employer and will not tolerate discrimination against any employee or applicant seeking employment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, public assistance status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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